Photograph courtesy of Bangkok Submit

In a gripping crackdown on drug trafficking, authorities in Chiang Rai province have netted 1.8 million meth pills and property valued at 10 million baht, with the arrest of 10 suspected couriers in three main drug busts.

At a Pukaeng Street checkpoint in Phan district, cops intercepted a suspicious pickup truck sporting Bangkok licence plates. Their suspicions had been well-founded as a search uncovered a staggering 200,000 velocity pills hid inside the automobile.

In response to Police Lieutenant Normal Kritthaphon Yisakhorn, commissioner of the Provincial Police Area 5, the driving force, recognized as Sutthiphong, confessed to his function within the smuggling operation. Sutthiphong, a 29 12 months outdated native of Nakhon Si Thammarat, revealed he had been employed to move the illicit cargo from Chiang Rai’s Mae Yao district to a drug agent down south.

In one other daring raid, a police patrol from Chiang Rai’s Mueang station intercepted a automobile bearing Bangkok licence plates at a checkpoint in Robwiang subdistrict. Contained in the automobile, they uncovered a staggering stash of 600,000 meth pills. The motive force, identified solely as Suthin, a 29 12 months outdated native, admitted to being a part of the drug smuggling operation. Suthin confessed to ferrying the narcotics from Wae Yao subdistrict in Mueang district to a different courier ready at Lan Mueang market.

Moreover, a mixed crew of native police and officers from related companies noticed 4 suspicious pickup vans trying to dodge street checkpoints in Therd Thai of Mae Fa Luang district. Pursuing the suspects, they managed to intercept the automobiles at Doi Lan subdistrict in Mueang district. An intensive search revealed secret compartments within the pickup vans, every containing over 200,000 pills, culminating in a complete seizure of 1 million pills. Eight people had been promptly apprehended, reported Bangkok Submit.

As investigations unfold, authorities have expanded their probe, uncovering property price roughly 10 million baht allegedly linked to the suspects concerned within the three main drug trafficking instances.

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